ICYMI: MCB Digest–Detroit Tigers Week That Was

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Speaking of starting pitching and Scherzer, it came out that the Tigers and David Price were not negotiating a long-term contract extension. Price, a free agent after 2015, is seemingly bound to test the open market. But could the Tigers decide that trading him and making a run at Max would be in their best interest?

Detroit Tigers and David Price not discussing long-term deal

"The Detroit Tigers have been very busy this off-season and when not busy they have been steeped in rumors galore. Most of those rumors have had to do with Max Scherzer and the possibility of coming back to Detroit, but one name that hasn’t been mentioned much is David Price. This is because not much has happened on the Price front. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the team and the left handed starter have not engaged in any extension talks during the off-season and that the Tigers may be viewing Price more of a trade candidate, which could free up potential future money for Scherzer. Whatever Scherzer’s demand are, (reportedly anywhere from $180 to $216 million) if he were to sign and the Tigers didn’t deal Price before the season, it would make for a whopper of a payroll in 2015, especially for the starters. Price, due one more year of eligibility before unrestricted free agency prior to the 2016 season, figures to command more than $20 million for his one-year arbitration salary, the highest of any arbitration-eligible player in baseball this season. READ MORE"